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    Default OOTS #275 - The Discussion Thread

    Sorry about the delay, I got swamped with a different writing project last night and didn't start this until late.

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    Awesome man. No worry about delays we all have them and they always get better of us.
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    I liked the art and the story, but to be honest, this one was only mildly funny...
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    Great comic, G!

    D'oh, Red it 1st and now im third. But still . . .

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    "Dude, don't taunt the God-killing abomination."

    Nice, Loki.

    Anyway, this holes concept worries me.

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    uh huh... act all big and tough now that the deicidal Snarl is trapped.... LOL

    Was that a young Shojo?
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    Alright, I suppose Shojo really does have a point about weakening the fabric of reality. :p
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    A+ for plot progression and storytelling
    C for funny

    Nice read though!
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    Woot! A whole week of crayon filled plot expositiony goodness... each and every day! (Starting to feel a bit spoiled.)

    Cheers!

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    There's nothing funny about this comic. Nothing at all.

    That's not a problem.
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    Very good one! I see a hint on how the paladins came to be. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by soni
    Was that a young Shojo?
    Isn't he referred to as "Soon" - Or is it the word "soon" and I just didn't get the sentence structure? (a bit sleepy to be honest, quarter to 3AM here)

    I actually loved good ol' Thor taunting the god-killing abomination. ;D
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    nice job giant!
    Edit 3: after eraising the last two edits I just want to say:
    that you can find Soon in comic 196. and this was just great

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kusai
    A+ for plot progression and storytelling
    C for funny

    Nice read though!
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    Hmmm...

    'Mijung!' Oh, poor Soon. :'(

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    Sometimes one has to forget the funny in order to tell a good story. Of course, I'm really into this story, so I might even say great story. Awesome job Rich, and no worries about the delay.

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    This one was definatly a bit more serious in tone than other ones. Totally allright, totally a good thing.

    And I'm still in tears: "Dude, don't taunt the god-killing abomination." :D That one is so going on my list of all time favorite quotes.
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    Heh, Loki and Thor are priceless.
    "Dude, don't taunt the god killing abberation."

    It's story and funny!
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    I think we know what the gates are for, now.

    I love the crayon style, Giant. This series of strips is really good.

    So now the question is, why can't they rebuild the gates?

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    soon...why does that name sound familiar? Was there a Soon mentioned before that I've forgotten? Anyhoo, awesome comic, I'm still loving the crayon, and I like how the snarl is fitting into oots-world now


    Edit: I was right! i checked through the archives and wer have seen Soon before...hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by diapsid
    Edit: I was right! i checked through the archives and wer have seen Soon before...hmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albion

    Isn't he referred to as "Soon" - Or is it the word "soon" and I just didn't get the sentence structure? (a bit sleepy to be honest, quarter to 3AM here)
    When we first met Shojo, it was suggested in the forums that he looked like Soon from an earlier strip. The first picture of Soon didn't look anything like Shojo, but this new one does. Actually, this Soon looks more like Shojo than the first picture we saw of Soon .. :-/
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    This does explain why Soon looks so... focussed in the diary.

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    I wasn't sure how I'd say this... so I guess I'll go the inquisitive route...

    It's a literary hazard to come up with a new story - elements of past tales pop up all the time. Like how the Snarl reminds me greatly of Lord Foul from the Thomas Covenant books - imprisoned by God into the fabric of the earth itself - unable to escape until the Arch of Time is shattered.

    I doubt that is where you were pulling the ideas from, Giant - which is why I mention it - 'nothing new under the sun' and whatnot.

    All that aside, I'm really enjoying your take on the creation story for your universe. It's nice to see gods who are like their human counterparts - all full of silly sayings and personal concern.

    Although dark, I found it humorous - but I think Belkar's the best character in the Order... so you know where I'm coming from ;)

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    awwww poor Soon
    losing his love to a giant Snarl
    so tragic :'(
    no wonder he got pets to keep him company
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    Just wanted to chime in to say how much I love the crayon work strips this week. Cool story idea, like the plot. But really I just love the idea of the crayons for the "world-shattering backstory". It kind of reminds me of cave paintings, which seems somehow appropriate. Also, I agree with others that Giant does some fun art stuff with his crayon-osity.

    Also I appreciate the mixing of tragedy with humor. I enjoy the mixed strips as much as the purely funny ones. The killing-of-loved-onesbefore-ones-eyes made me sad. Right after I laughed at Loki's line. Rock on Giant!

    On a more inquisitive note, I wonder now if Xykon knows what the gates do, or not? How does it benefit him to destroy everything? (Note, answers to these musings may fall under the heading of "predictions", so maybe give them spoiler tags or mask them).

    BTW: although the SNARL is clearly a horribly fearsome thing of deific destruction, I am also pretty sure my cat horked one up this morning. I had no idea my cat was so bent on world destruction!
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    Isn't this implying that Chaos is inherently evil? Great comic, though. The crayon style is just plain awesome.
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    I enjoyed the strip today; it was indeed wonderful storytelling. However, what I loved most was:

    ...continues tomorrow!

    so awesome, i shall return tomorrow.
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    Another great strip today. No worries on the delay, gives me something to do at work!

    BTW: although the SNARL is clearly a horribly fearsome thing of deific destruction, I am also pretty sure my cat horked one up this morning. I had no idea my cat was so bent on world destruction!
    I, too, had a cat hork up one of these snarls at one point. But then again I have a feeling all cats are bent on world destruction.

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    I love the feel of this comic as it develops! I have to say I've become a dedicated fan.

    With the plot interspersed with humor, the comic strip is taking on a tone similar to that of Robert Asprin's Myth series. I hope you take that as a compliment! (I do!) Actually, I think the tone fits a comic strip format better, and this strip's feel meshes so well with the art format that I think this is one of the most promising webcomics out there.

    Keep up the good work!

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